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Stella Mare's, Santa Barbara, CA
Stella Mare's, Santa Barbara, CA
Stella Mare's, Santa Barbara, CA
Stella Mare's, Santa Barbara, CA
Stella Mare's, Santa Barbara, CA

Stella Mare's

4.7
4.7
2125 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
French country bistro...Between Montecito and Santa Barbara, Stella Mare's Bistro is located in a historic Victorian home overlooking the Bird Refuge. French country cuisine rules the menu, with dishes like coq au vin, cassoulet, and moules frites. Sip seasonal cocktails amid cozy décor -- all the right ingredients for a great dining experience. Bon appétit!

When requesting the greenhouse please note that is considered indoor dining.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (805) 969-6705
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Roth Ironside
  • Catering
    Stella Mare’s Restaurant is host to rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, anniversaries, birthdays, and holiday celebrations, as well as corporate luncheons and dinners. We accommodate private parties of 10 to 130 guests.
  • Private party facilities
    The Private Dining Room An intimate room filled with unique artwork and antiques with windows overlooking the historic bird refuge. Minimum for reservation: 8 Maximum capacity: 14 The Ocean Room and Terrace A beautiful, private room opening onto an outdoor terrace, perfect for socializing with friends during a cocktail hour. Minimum for exclusive reservation: 20 Maximum capacity: 30 The Greenhouse This spectacular glass enclosed room creates the perfect romantic ambiance for any event with its custom built bar, fireplace, cozy couches, and views of the bird refuge. Minimum for exclusive reservation: 30 Maximum capacity: 50
  • Private party contact
    Bonnie Wasson: (805) 969-3415
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Barbara
  • Cross street
    Cabrillo
  • Parking details
    Our private parking lot is adjacent to the Greenhouse side of the restaurant and wraps around the building next door. We also have parking directly in front, as well as street parking in front and across the street from the restaurant.
  • Public transit
    Bus stop at the corner of Cabrillo blvd and Los Patos way (our street).
  • Entertainment
    Live Jazz on Wednesday nights, in the greenhouse by the fire.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 2,125 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Best Ambiance

  • California Central Coast

    Best Value

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Overall

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Ambiance

  • Santa Barbara

    Best Value

  • Santa Barbara

    Great for brunch

  • Santa Barbara

    Romantic

  • Santa Barbara

    Great for scenic views

  • Santa Barbara

    Most Booked

2,125 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I only have one issue I needed a black napkin and you don’t have any. White napkins on black slacks leave lint We always enjoy dining with you and will be back sooner rather than later.

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  2. Eric

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was very good. Shot ribs were a little dry and needed more sauce but all in all a nice dinner.

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  3. doctor

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I only know 1 outstanding character at Stella Mare, not 50. She is CAROL!

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  4. ValerieM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    So good. Beautiful. Food was great. Love the ambience

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  5. Mary

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came for a bachelorette dinner, was seated right away. Servers were so nice and attentive, food came at a timely manner and was delicious. Highly recommend!

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  6. PatriciaH

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our servers name was Carol. She was fantastic! The French onion soup is superb. My husband & Son enjoyed the Pork Porterhouse. They both commented it was the best they had ever had. I highly recommend dining at Stella Mare for any occasion.

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  7. Nonnie3X

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a beautiful setting with delicious as always French food. Service was a little slow but fortunately, we weren't in a hurry, so it didn't matter.

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  8. Marsha

    Central Coast

    213 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    213 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure here! The atmosphere is charming, service terrific, food great and wonderful French menu. Cannot beat that combination!

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  9. AnnS

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you love French food, you will find no better restaurant than Stella Mare. Chef Ironsides creates incredible dishes. My favorite, twice, was the Cuisses de Grenouilles, frog legs, and then a great steak tartar. My son loved his duck confit and pork tenderloin wrapped in bacon. Finally, I’ll have the crepe Suzette for dessert every time - although there are many other delicious choices. Bon appétit!!!!!

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  10. Chef310

    New York City

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a three hour meal that was over the top!! Cocktails, wine, appetizers and entrees that were so great! Never thought we’d have room for dessert but Francisco insisted. Perfection!! What a night!! Many thanks.

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FAQs

Stella Mare's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 969-6705.

Stella Mare's is rated 4.7 stars by 2125 OpenTable diners.

Stella Mare's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Stella Mare's

50 Los Patos Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Cabrillo
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Barbara
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Our private parking lot is adjacent to the Greenhouse side of the restaurant and wraps around the building next door. We also have parking directly in front, as well as street parking in front and across the street from the restaurant.
  • Public transit
    Bus stop at the corner of Cabrillo blvd and Los Patos way (our street).
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Roth Ironside
  • Entertainment
    Live Jazz on Wednesday nights, in the greenhouse by the fire.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (805) 969-6705
  • Catering
    Stella Mare’s Restaurant is host to rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, anniversaries, birthdays, and holiday celebrations, as well as corporate luncheons and dinners. We accommodate private parties of 10 to 130 guests.
  • Private party facilities
    The Private Dining Room An intimate room filled with unique artwork and antiques with windows overlooking the historic bird refuge. Minimum for reservation: 8 Maximum capacity: 14 The Ocean Room and Terrace A beautiful, private room opening onto an outdoor terrace, perfect for socializing with friends during a cocktail hour. Minimum for exclusive reservation: 20 Maximum capacity: 30 The Greenhouse This spectacular glass enclosed room creates the perfect romantic ambiance for any event with its custom built bar, fireplace, cozy couches, and views of the bird refuge. Minimum for exclusive reservation: 30 Maximum capacity: 50
  • Private party contact
    Bonnie Wasson: (805) 969-3415
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